iCAT 2018 Invited lectures

Helena Barbara Zobec Logar
Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Individual Applicators for Brachytherapy of Gynecological Cancers

Application of additive manufacturing in medicine has the potential to significantly improve the clinical practice in MRI-based image-guided adaptive brachytherapy (IGABT). The standard applicators available on the market do not always enable an acceptable dose coverage of a tumour and sometimes do not fit the patient anatomy.

Additive manufacturing is an attractive new technology that offers many possibilities of adapting standard applicators and designing new ones. This paper represents two clinical cases with individually designed applicators for brachytherapy of gynaecological cancers. The results showed excellent coverage when using individual applicators.